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  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Rated: R
  • Run Time: 2 hours, 14 minutes
  • Video: Color
  • Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
  • Released: November 6, 2018
  • Originally Released: 2002
  • Label: MVD Marquee Collection

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...There are plenty of intricately choreographed battle scenes in WINDTALKERS, but action meister Woo also finds the complicated humanity in this offbeat tale of American friendship and obsession...
Movieline's Hollywood Life
Jun 1, 2002
...Woo approached the filming of the WINDTALKERS combat scenes with his usual gusto...
Los Angeles Times
Jun 14, 2002
[N]ever less than heartfelt. The harrowing combat scenes sensibly eschew balletic beauty.
Sight and Sound
Apr 1, 2006
Rating: 2/5 -- A merely competent action war pic, boasting neither Woo's trademark balletic violent set-pieces nor any convincing insight into the tensions between the native Americans and their Anglo-Saxon commanders in the Marine Corps. Full Review
Guardian
Oct 2, 2002
...A fascinating Woo movie....WINDTALKERS is a fresh contribution to the cinematic literature of American WWII movies from a Chinese born-director with a flair for the imagery of spiritual battle...
Entertainment Weekly
Jun 14, 2002
Replete with Cage's finest angsty acting and John Woo's requisite concerns of friendship and rivalry in the face of violence. Full Review
Film4
Sep 19, 2008
The energy and conviction of the action sequences don't quite compensate for Windtalkers' emotional cliches and historical heedlessness. Full Review
TIME Magazine
Sep 19, 2008

Product Description:

WINDTALKERS begins quietly--with widescreen aerial shots of clouds that gradually clear to reveal the beautiful mesas of Monument Valley. A bus collects Navajo volunteers Ben Yahzee (Adam Beach) and Charlie Whitehorse (Roger Willie). It's 1943, and the U.S. has developed an indecipherable secret military code based on the Navajo language. Yahzee and Whitehorse are to be trained as code talkers.

Then John Woo's Pacific war film erupts into violence, with a savage battle that has one survivor, Joe Enders (Nicolas Cage). Badly wounded and feeling guilty at the loss of his companions, Joe recuperates in Hawaii where he is helped by a sympathetic nurse (Frances O'Connor). Joe disguises his hearing loss and he is promoted as Yahzee's battlefield bodyguard. Ordered to "protect the code at all times," Joe must prevent Yahzee from being captured. At first, Yahzee and Whitehorse, whose bodyguard is Ox Henderson (Christian Slater), are subjected to prejudice--particularly from Rogers (Noah Emmerich). But when the unit is shipped to Saipan, the Marines begin to appreciate the code talkers.

Director Woo has created a powerful drama. The visceral battle sequences are strikingly filmed and there is fine acting from Cage, Beach, Willie, Slater, Emmerich, and Frances O'Connor, who portrays the poignancy of love in uncertain times.

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